Her body was discovered in Manhattan near Times Square. She was a reporter for “Extra” television and worked at a law firm.

The body of a woman found dead on a New York City street was . It was identified by police as Cheslie Kryst (30), a former Miss USA and former correspondent for “Extra” television.

New York police stated that the body found at West 42nd Street appeared to have fallen from an elevated location and that Kryst’s suicide was most likely.

In a statement, her family stated that they were grieving for Cheslie’s passing. Her light and beauty inspired many people around the globe with her strength and beauty.

Kryst was Miss North Carolina USA in 2019, when she won Miss USA. Kryst was one of the top 10 finishers in the Miss Universe competition.

While her fame was due to her achievements in pageants, she was also an attorney who worked at , a Charlotte-based firm.

Kryst was conceived in Jackson, Michigan on April 28, 1991. attended high school in South Carolina, before graduated from the University of South Carolina.

Wake Forest University awarded her a master’s in business administration and a degree in law.

Kryst shared with the North Carolina Bar Association’s Blog in 2019 her story about how she was inspired by April Simpkins, Mrs. North Carolina 2002.

Kryst stated, “I can remember seeing her win and going along to appearances during her reign.” “Her title gave her a platform to advocate on issues that were important to herself and people listened.”

Kryst had to try five times to win the North Carolina title. She was finally crowned Miss USA. She recognized her determination by citing Winston Churchill’s quote: “Success is going from failure to success without losing enthusiasm.”

She was a success at Poyner Spruill LLP’s Charlotte office. It elevated her to diversity advisor in 2020, following her pageant sabbatical.

The firm stated that she is passionate about criminal justice reform, and has worked pro bono to help clients who are serving too long sentences for low-level drug offenses.

In 2019, she stated that she was a civil litigator and used her time to reduce sentences for deserving prisoners.

Kryst was also mentioned by the firm as a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s board and an “impact ambassador” for Dress for Success, a non-profit women’s support group.

According to her credits, Kryst’s work for “Extra” was only occasional.

The entertainment news program released a statement saying that “our hearts are broken.” “Cheslie was more than a crucial part of our show. She was also a loved part of our Extra family, and touched the whole staff.”

Her family claimed that her work is not finished.

It said that “She loved, she cared, she laughed, and she shined.” Sunday’s statement stated this. “Cheslie was a model of love and service, regardless of her role as Miss USA, Miss USA, and attorney fighting for social justice. We know that her legacy will be remembered as a sister, friend and mentor, but most importantly as a daughter, sister and friend.